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Top Choice Gallery in Kaunas

MK Čiurlionis National Museum of Art

In this, Kaunas' leading gallery, you'll find extensive collections of the romantic paintings of Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis (1875–1911), one of Lithuania's greatest artists and composers, as well as Lithuania…
Top Choice Monument in Šiauliai

Hill of Crosses

One of Lithuania's most awe-inspiring sights is the legendary Hill of Crosses. The sound of the thousands of crosses – which appear to grow on the hillock – tinkling in the breeze is wonderfully eerie. Planted here …
Top Choice Indian in Kaunas


This tiny place with whitewashed brick walls and fresh flowers everywhere lures you in with exotic smells. You can expect such daily specials as lamb kofta curry or crispy duck with persimmon salad, and there are ev…
Lithuanian in Kaunas


Avilys is an offshoot of the award-winning brewery in Vilnius. It serves unusual beers alongside Lithuanian standards and international dishes to an avid crowd, street-side or underground in the brick cellar.
European in Kaunas

Senieji Rūsiai

Named for its 17th-century subterranean vaults, lined with candlelit frescoes, 'Old Cellars' is one of the most atmospheric places in Kaunas to eat substantial pan-European dishes. Alongside frogs' legs, trout and o…
Bar in Kaunas


This laid-back bar attracts a student/alternative set, gets rammed to overflowing on weekends, and has over 20 beers on tap. The name is an acronym for 'Blue Orange', in case you're wondering….
Concert Venue in Kaunas

Kaunas Philharmonic

Housed in the former Palace of Justice, the Kaunas Philharmonic is city's main concert hall for classical music.
Synagogue in Kaunas

Choral Synagogue

Inside this functioning synagogue, one of the few remnants of Kaunas' once-strong Jewish community, is a remarkable dark-wood and gold bimah; outside there's a memorial to 1600 children killed at the Ninth Fort. The…
Church in Kaunas

Christ's Resurrection Basilica

Looking a little like a Soviet-era power station, this truly monumental cathedral took 70 years to build. A Nazi paper warehouse, then a radio factory under the Soviets, it was finally consecrated in 2004.
Museum in Kaunas

Vytautas the Great War Museum

Maintained by the Lithuanian Army, this museum keeps exhibitions on the history of weapons, Lithuanian military history, the period of the Grand Duchy and more. Of particular interest is the wreckage of the Lituanic…